The Globe-Times -- Bethlehem
April 7, 1927
Steelmen and Vienna Team to Clash in Big Game in Taylor Stadium, April 20

Members of the Bethlehem Booster Club turned out en masse on Wednesday evening at the Masonic Temple to discuss the big international soccer contest to be played in Bethlehem between the Hakoah F. C., the renowned Jewish aggregation of Vienna, Austria, and the Bethlehem Steel F. C., National champions. The game, the most colorful ever held in Bethlehem, will be played in Taylor Stadium, Lehigh University, on Wednesday afternoon, April 20.

Claude M. Stauffer, president of the club, opened the meeting at 8 o'clock, and the first matter for decision was the time of starting the game. In order that the majority of townspeople will be enabled to witness these all-star teams inaction, the kick-of was set for 4:30 p.m. The Bethlehem city band, with Mr. Stauffer directing, will be in attendance. Prior to the game a parade will be held. The rout of this parade has not yet been determined, but a committee was formed to make arrangements. Messrs. C. M. Stauffer, H. Bennett, F. C. Kline and Jas. Hart comprise the committee in charge of this feature.

After a lengthy discussion, the price of admission was divided into three scales, general admission 99 cents, reserved sections $1.50 and boys, 50 cents. It is probable that two sections on each side of the spacious stadium will be set aside of the reserved seat patrons. While these prices are naturally a little higher than for regular league games, they are much lower than those which will be charged in New York City and elsewhere. Tickets are now being printed and will be placed on sale at Yohe's Drug Store, 10th Avenue and Broad Street, the United Cigar Store, at Broad and Main Streets, and Young's drug store on the South Side. It is expected that local Boy Scout troops will act as ushers.

A publicity committee composed of W. Highfield, E. Collins. A. Paton and B. McCurley was named to work hand in hand with a similar committee of the Jewish citizens, the entire group to work with the sponsors of the tour.

William Scott, president of the South Side Businessmen's Association, has consented to officiate in the giving away of a Dodge sedan. The exact method of determining the winner has not been developed, but it is expected that the stubs will be nailed in a barrel, which will be rolled the entire length of the field, to ensure that the "mixing up" process will be complete, after which the had will be knocked out of the barrel, followed by the drawing of a ticket. All having tickets are urged to make returns by April 9.

The Booster Club will hold a dance at the Masonic Temple on the evening before the big game. A high class orchestra has been engaged and a large crowd of enthusiasts will be present. Opportunity will be offered for acquaintanceship with the players who will make their stand the day following to defend Bethlehem's soccer reputation against the invaders.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club